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Commonly known as Dawn redwood, Water fir
DECIDUOUS conifer in a genus of one species thought extinct and discovered as a small stand of trees in a valley forest in central China in 1944.
One of the three redwoods, the others being Sequoia and Sequoiadendron.
Deciduous - leaves turn gold to red-brown in autumn.
Additional Features - Good to know - - an excellent, fast-growing specimen tree. Believed extinct, a living tree was found in Hubei province in 1941.
Pests & Diseases - none.
Place of origin - central China
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus rich